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2008-07-30 12:00:00

By Zachary K. Johnson, The Record, Stockton, Calif. Jul. 30--STOCKTON -- Without San Joaquin General Hospital, the cost to the county to provide medical care to its poor could more than double, according to a report from county Health Care Services. It costs the county about $35 million to meet its legal obligation for the medical care of indigents at the hospital, but that cost would range from $33 million to $70 million if the county had to pay someone else to provide medical care to...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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